GST Council cuts tax rate on fertiliser to 5%

Just a couple of hours before the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out, the all-powerful GST Council tonight reduced the tax rate on fertiliser to 5 per cent from previously decided 12 per cent.

Jun 30, 2017, 20:45 PM IST

New 'bionic leaf' can help produce fertilisers

To contribute to the next green revolution, researchers are building the artificial leaf to make fertiliser.

Apr 03, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

Chemical plant blast caused "casualties", says Uzbekistan

Emergency services in Central Asian Uzbekistan have said that a blast at a chemical plant in the eastern town of Fergana claimed "human casualties", without confirming how many died in the explosion.

Feb 24, 2017, 10:56 AM IST

July core sector growth at 3.2% vs 5.2% in June

Infrastructure sector grew at 3.2 percent in July mainly because of improvement in performance of energy sector, especially refinery output.

Aug 31, 2016, 18:42 PM IST

Govt fixes subsidy of P&K fertlisers for FY17 at Rs 21,274 crore

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved fixation of Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for P&K fertlisers for 2016-17, due to decreasing trend in global prices of finished fertlisers and raw materials.

Mar 23, 2016, 17:50 PM IST

Need new approaches to manage climate change risks: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday stressed the need to preserve natural resources and advocated new approaches to manage the risks of climate change and loss of bio-diversity.

Nov 18, 2015, 00:21 AM IST

Cabinet approves new urea policy

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved new urea policy and fixed subsidy rate of phosphatic and potassic (P&K) fertilisers for 2015.

May 13, 2015, 11:51 AM IST

No major investment in fertiliser plants during 2010-14: CAG

The actual production was concerned, it fell by 14 percent during the period 2009-10 to 2013-14.

May 10, 2015, 14:55 PM IST

Fertiliser Ministry moves Cabinet note on urea policy

 The Fertiliser Ministry has moved a Cabinet note on formulating a new urea policy that aims at higher domestic production of the soil nutrient and balanced use of fertilisers.

May 03, 2015, 13:47 PM IST

No proposal to deregulate urea: Govt

 The Fertiliser Ministry on Friday said there is no plan to deregulate urea.

Mar 20, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Digvijay urges MP govt to curb black marketing of fertilisers

 Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said Madhya Pradesh government should undertake immediate measures to prevent black-marketing of fertilisers in the state.

Nov 22, 2014, 22:11 PM IST

Cos' suggestions sought to make environment clearance simpler

The Fertiliser Ministry has sought comments from companies on critical environmental issues

Oct 17, 2014, 22:12 PM IST

PM takes stock of demand-supply gap of protein-rich food items

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took stock of the demand-supply gap in protein-rich food items such as milk, egg and fish and the availability of fertilisers in the backdrop of rising inflation, which could be aggravated by the likelihood of a sub-normal monsoon.

Jun 18, 2014, 18:00 PM IST

Maha govt mulls legislation to check fake seeds, fertilisers

The Maharashtra government is planning to enact a legislation to protect farmers against fake seeds and fertilisers which cause crop losses.

Jun 07, 2014, 19:45 PM IST

Here, seawater is used to grow vegetables!

At the Spencer Gulf, near Port Augusta in South Australia, Sundrop Farms is turning sunlight and seawater into fresh water and food inside greenhouses.

Feb 18, 2014, 15:50 PM IST

Fertiliser cos hit by policy paralysis, subsidy pay delays

Delayed subsidy payments, which now run into Rs 36,000 crore, and lack of clear direction on boosting domestic output to cut import dependence sums up the fertiliser sector in 2013.

Dec 31, 2013, 14:25 PM IST

`Poly house farming can mitigate vegetable supply crisis`

Poly house farming can mitigate supply crisis of vegetables in cities if the new farming technology is deployed on a large-scale in surrounding regions, a senior official of Mother Dairy said on Friday.

Nov 22, 2013, 17:27 PM IST

New grass developed to curb greenhouse gas emissions

A new kind of grass has been developed with the joint efforts of scientists from Japan and Colombia to curb greenhouse gas emissions caused by chemical fertilisers.

Nov 08, 2013, 17:56 PM IST

Fin Min approves Rs 5,500 cr as SBA to pay fertiliser subsidy

Finance ministry has agreed for Rs 5,500 crore against Rs 12,000 crore sought by the Department of Fertilisers under a special banking arrangement (SBA) to pay part of the subsidy bill to the industry which is facing a liquidity crunch.

Sep 26, 2013, 14:44 PM IST